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of the temporary flood walls. today governor terry branstad is in eastern iowa, following the damage left behind by the cedar river. he starts his tour in vinton. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday. it's been nearly a week since storms dropped massive amounts of rain in eastern iowa, but we're still several rivers hit many cities and towns here in eastern iowa. governor terry branstad and lieutenant governor kim reynolds will tour the area, to get a first hand look at the damage. their focus will be the cedar river today. their first stop is in vinton at noon. from there, they head down stream to palo, and are set to arrive around 1:30. after that, they will make their way to cedar rapids.
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cedar rapids, the river levels have not dropped that much. meteorologist justin gehrts joins us now to look at just how long it will take for the river to get back to normal. clouds, gusty winds, and cool temperatures - it's a fall day, no doubt. a few sprinkles are possible with highs barely getting above 60, and some will struggle to even do that. winds from the north will gust as high as 25 mph again. skies eventually clear tonight with lows returning to tomorrow with somewhat lighter winds and highs back near 70. we'll hover close to 70 into the weekend, although more clouds return on saturday. dry weather should continue until wednesday.to day: mostly cloudy, cool, and windy. a few sprinkles are possible, mainly northeast. wind: n 15-25. high: 62 alo: 62 dbq: 59 iow: 63 tonight: turning mostly clear. wind: n 5-10. low: 48 alo: 46 dbq: 48 iow: 48
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finished up their latest 10 a-m news conference, updating us on when they hope to get people back to their homes. kcrg t-v nine's forrest saunders has been following the details on city services all this week. what's the latest updates forrest?
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suspended through friday. it will be back up be safely reopened as flood waters recede. crews are already at work today, tearing down some of the walls and barriers that would have kept higher water at bay. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman is live at the linn county sheriff's office this mid day. dave, what's going on there? chris, what we're seeing here is probably the exception, rather than the rule
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office are coming down, but this is the only sign we've seen so far of large scale dismantling of a flood barrier. now as we take a closer look at the activity, i call tell you crews started this morning and they are carefully lifting the metal- reinforced barriers to use again later. the county roads department will be ab projects. the plan is to remove the barriers from entrances first so work can go on with people using the building. the sheriff is hoping to get some people back inside in the next day or so but this office won't open to the public until monday live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news we're also following the flood along the wapsipinicon river. this morning it did crest just south of anamosa at 22.8
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the earlier prediction of 24 feet. as the wapsipinicon bends through anamosa, most of the homes are on higher ground -- the riverside cemetery and high school athletic fields would be the first impacted. down river, olin is also experiencing flooding from the wapsi today. one man tv9 spoke with - mike dlask - says his fishing boat is the only way in and out of his house in his neighborhood. he says his home has flooded 5 times in the past 8 years. waters are surrounding several homes and the american legion post. the city's park is entirely underwater. that's something people there say they've seen happen several times in the past few years. "it's kind of normal for us now. we make jokes about fishing off the playground when the water comes up this high. " stay with t-v nine for all of your flood 2016 coverage. if you have questions about road
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and more, check out the "what you need to know" story on our homepage. we're also following other big news today. cedar rapids police say they will identify the 13-year-old girl killed in a shooting on the city's southeast side. police did take 3 people into custody. officers responded to 8th avenue and 15th street se yesterday morning. the teen later died at u-i-h-c. of the three pe -- all are males and two are juveniles. more than 50 people gathered for a vigil last night for the girl. it started with a prayer from the teen's aunt. candles lined the sidewalk spelling out her name. neighbors told tv-9 that the girl's death was not intentional. one witness says she was sitting in a car when one of the suspects pointed a gun at her, and it accidentally went off. "i heard a gunshot. and when i did, i went to the window, that's when i seen a couple of males, which threw me off guard because my girlfriend said it was only three girls, so i
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shot." boike said investigators took the car for evidence and did recover a firearm. at this point, police have not announced any charges. former israeli president and prime minister shimon peres has died following a massive stroke two weeks ago. not only did he serve in virtually every major cabinet position in his government, peres was navy, established the country's aircraft industry, and founded the country's nuclear program in the 50's. he even shared a nobel prize for forging a peace deal between israelis and palestinians. his son spoke about his father this morning. " my father used to say, and i'm quoting, you're only as great as the cause you serve. he had no interest other than serving the people of israel, in whom he had
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just days after their first presidential debate, the nominees are coming to iowa. today, republican donald trump will be in western iowa. he's holding a rally at the mid america convention center in council bluffs. it's set to begin at 3. yesterday he spoke in melbourne, florida, where he says since the debate, he's raised $18 million dollars in campaign funds. clinton comes to des moines. she'll be at cowles commons in the downtown at an early voting event. tomorrow is the first day iowans can cast a ballot early. her event is set to start at 12:30. yesterday she spoke in raleigh, north carolina. the two debate again on october 9th at a town hall in saint louis. in washington d-c, a fight continues over a government spending bill to keep it open. at the center of the issue,
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our next half hour, we'll look at the deal that's come into works, new this morning. and coming up next, many people choose to stretch to warm up or cool down with exercise. but we take a look at how else it can improve your health. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert
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few sprinkles are possible with highs barely getting above
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winds from the north will gust as high as 25 mph again. skies eventually clear tonight with lows returning to the 40s. sunshine is back again tomorrow with somewhat lighter winds and highs back near 70. we'll hover close to 70 into the weekend, although more clouds return on saturday. dry weather should continue until wednesday.to day: mostly cloudy, cool, and windy. a few sprinkles are possible, mainly northeast. wind: n 15-25. tonight: turning mostly clear. wind: n 5-10. low: 48 alo: 46 dbq: 48 iow: 48 tomorrow: mostly sunny. not quite as windy. wind: n 10-20. high: 70 alo: 69 dbq: 69 iow: 71 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: n 5-10. low: 49 alo: 48 dbq: 49 iow: 50 friday: partly cloudy. high: 70 low: 49 saturday: mostly cloudy. high: 69 low: 52 sunday: partly cloudy. high: 72 low: 53 monday: partly cloudy. high: 74 low: 51 tuesday: partly cloudy. high: 78 low: 55
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high: 73 low: 56 thursday: mostly cloudy. high: 71 low: 49 thanks justin. campaign is still underway. t-v nine and our show you care sponsors are still collecting new or gently used coats through friday. a full list of collection sites are online at kcrg dot com slash care. you can also make donations there. the coats will be given away at various distribution events next month. many people choose to stretch to protect themselves from injury while working out. but do you know all the benefits of stretching? cnn's tomeka jones has today's
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workout is good for your body. but, there are other benefits too. "increase range of motion and flexibility that's number one. the second one is that you improve athletic function that's the second biggest thing. and you can avoid the risk of injury." and, that's not all. stretching can improve your posture and reduce stress ccording to american council on exercise. active isolated is philosophically different than other forms of stretching because it doesn't hold a stretch for a long period of time. it holds a stretch for just a couple of seconds and then performs multiple reps to get further and deeper into the stretch each time." "as soon as i'm finishing off the table i feel taller and also just reset like i'm just realigned and i feel a little rejuvenated really feel really good." getting in the habit of stretching now, can help you prevent problems later.
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you lose function." tomeka jones, cnn, washington, d.c. we've seen so much rain in the last month, which led to all of our flooding. so what kind of impact has it had on our farm fields? we get an update with our agribusiness report. and here's a live look along the cedar river in cedar rapids, as crews start to tear down some of the barriers. our flood 2016 coverage nt half hour. welcome to the agribusiness
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scattered rain events that left most of the state unable to harvest.. according to the iowa crop progress report there were only three and a half days good for fieldwork. 72 percent of the corn crop has fully matured..
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though there were scattered reports of harvest.. corn conditions are 82 percent good or excellent. soybeans are almost done turning color.. about 93 percent.. with 68 percent dropping leaves.. about three days ahead of average.. harvest has started up when fields were dry enough.. bean conditions are at 81 percent good or excellent. ---- the conservative thinktank.. the heritage foundation last week u-s agriculture policy.. in a 148 page report.. the foundation called for congress to revamp crop insurance and food standards.. it also called for a repeal of the renewable fuel standard...clai ming biofuels hurt the ag economy.. cost taxpayers more.. and have not reduced dependance on foreign oil.. overall.. it calls u-s biofuel policy a case study of unintended consequences of government intervention. iowa renewable fuels executive director monte shaw disagrees
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intervention has helped make the market more free. he says looking at a local gas station.. there used to be only two choices.. ethanol or non-ethanol... now you can find up to five. "you've got no ethanol, you've got e-10, you've got e15, you've got super premium with ethanol, and you've got e-85. that is more empowerment of consumers that is putting the free market to work. and it took a government action to create that, because of the government action of the last 100 years that created a monopoly for the petroleum side." the heritage foundation adds in the report that the intent was to make an alternative case to the farm bill, which it accuses of cronyism and big government. ---- the livestock markets took a dive this morning off large supplies.. while harvest and weather are still the big influences in the grain. "we've been trading on both sides of the market for most of the morning. still waiting on the brunt of harvest to get started. roughly about 15 percent is the
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lower than expected. over to the soy complex. we did punch in new numbers for the move but could not stay down there. we came back above those levels. demand is still good. demand is still the supportive factor. china bought beans again this morning. and also the ten day weather forecast looking dry as well." "it's a bloodbath today in the meat market. there's just a lot of uncertainty in the cash trade, worth 104 or 106 last this week are we going to be 102 or maybe even a dollar. and that just spurred more and more selling. long liquidation in the market." "pork complex, a little choppier a little sluggish here. most of the weakness there is from the beef trade. hogs, 50 cents to a dollar lower but
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and that's about all i have for the ag report.. thanks for tuning in! ---- we'll post a video every day in the agriculture section of kcrg.com. i'm david geiger with the agribusiness report. trt 3.31 oc: standard the flood in cedar rapids continues to keep roads, bridges and exits closed around the city. we get an update on traffic along i-380, next on t-v nine. while the flood zone is starting
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exits closed along i-380, which continues to cause a traffic headache. i'm with meteorologis t justin gehrts to get an update on the current situation. i-380 traffic cameras today the cedar rapids fire chief announced they're reopening the left lane to ease traffic
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the city is already shrinking their flood their flood evacuation zone, which they announced during this press conference this morning. we'll have a live report on other big announcement other big announcement s they
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situation here after this morning's press conference. and crews are working to return the city back to normal. i'm live as they tear down barriers and walls in cedar rapids. to get funding for cedar rapids to help build the flood protection system. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news at midday.
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the flood evacuation zone, pulling barriers closer to the river. we've got live team coverage of the flood 2016. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman is following the tear down. but first, let's go to forrest saunders, who is updating us on cedar rapids city services. what's the latest updates from this mornings press conference?
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central iowa. the number from a landline is simply 2-1-1. and from a cell phone, it's 319-739-4211. midamerican says that it will start restoring gas to homes once the evacuation zone is no longer in effect. a reminder the cedar rapids community school district has cancelled classes through friday. june 2nd will be the make-up day. cedar rapids metro catholic
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week. let's go now to meteorologist justin gehrts to see when the river level will fall in cedar rapids, and other river levels. clouds, gusty winds, and cool temperatures - it's a fall day, no doubt. a few sprinkles are possible with highs barely getting above 60, and some will struggle to even do that. mph again. skies eventually clear tonight with lows returning to the 40s. sunshine is back again tomorrow with somewhat lighter winds and highs back near 70. we'll hover close o 70 into the weekend, although more clouds return on saturday. dry weather should continue until wednesday.to day: mostly cloudy, cool, and windy. a few sprinkles are possible, mainly northeast. wind: n 15-25. high: 62 alo: 62 dbq: 59 iow: 63 tonight: turning mostly clear. wind: n 5-10.
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dave loebsack are on capitol hill, working together, calling for the corps to prioritize its review of the the flood mitigation project. in the past year, both blum and loebsack have sent joint letters to the corps, the house appropriations committee and the obama administration
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approved the cedar rapids project in 2014, but the obama administration has not yet included the project in its budget. " it's very tough for a small, urban area like cedar rapids to compete with the larger cities in the united states. so we are asking them to prioritize this project and go outside of their guidelines because this is the second flood in eight years in cedar rapids." " the army corps of engineers released a statement saying limited federal resources dictate that projects be prioritized so funds are focused on the highest performing projects first. we also reached out to blum's opponent this november - democrat monica vernon - for her response. in a statement, she said - quote "while it is devastating that we had to experience another flood disaster in order for the federal government to move on its promise to us... my hope is that we will finally have the resources necessary to keep our people and our city safe." as the flood waters recede, the city of cedar rapids is drawing back the
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county government is removing a large temporary flood barrier. kcrg t-v nine's dave franzman is with crews as they tear down walls at the linn county sheriff's office. how is the work going so far dave? chris, it took just one day to put up a double line of hesco barriers around the sheriff's office. it'll take three or four times as long to knock them down and haul away the piles of sand crews began the job of dismantling the hesco barriers here early this morning. the sheriff is hoping to get some of the personnel back inside perhaps as early as tomorrow by clearing the area around the entrances first the plan is to open the sheriff's office to the public next monday. one county supervisors says this barrier can come down now because it's not close to the river. " out cue only..."that's the low
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we did find one business owner also cleaning up a bit to get a shop ready to open. but with the need to bring back machinery...he' s not planning to be back linn county also installed the large hesco barriers around the jail and county. one supervisor says they can't remove those just yet. live in cedar rapids, dave franzman kcrg tv9 news today, governor terry branstad and lieutenant governor kim reynolds will get a first hand look at the damage along the cedar river. their first stop is in vinton in
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to palo at 1:30. and they'll wrap up their visit in cedar rapids. in vinton, people are clearing water from their homes and businesses. the cedar river is now going back down after cresting monday morning at 21.8 feet. kipp schoettmer, the owner of john's tires, says his business only had about an inch of water. he says his shop completely flooded in 2008. he says the hesco bare major difference this time around in black hawk county, officials there have now opened three locations where you can turn in sandbags. they include the moose lodge in washburn on u-s 218... the city park in finchford on finchford road... and the secondary roads shed on cedar street in la porte city. the county landfill will also open the next two saturdays to allow people to drop off flood debris. you can also see a full list of county roads closed there by going to the "what you need to know" story on kcrg dot com. we are following other big news
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spending bill. it appears congressiona l leaders appear to have broken a stalemate, which will keep the government running until december. an aide to house democrat leader nancy pelosi says she, along with republican house speaker paul ryan, have come to an agreement. it would address flint, michigan's lead tainted water emergency, providing $170 million dollars to help it along with other cities. it comes just a day after a bill failed to advance in the senate. there was a lot of fanfare at the w veterans. bagpipe nats these vets returned home from washington d-c last night as part of the last waterloo honor flight of this year. the cedar valley chapter took three groups of vets to various war memorials around the nation's capitol this year. tom hanks announced a new campaign designed to help military families. and we'll explain how a video of singer katy perry rolling out of bed is actually trying to get
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break down of barriers in cedar rapids. our flood 2016 coverage continues, as we also look at the impact it's had on pets. meteorologist justin gehrts updates our temperatures coming up in your first alert forecast. stay with tv9. clouds, gusty winds, and cool
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few sprinkles are possible with highs barely getting above 60, and some will struggle to even do that. winds from the mph again. skies eventually clear tonight with lows returning to the 40s. sunshine is back again tomorrow with somewhat lighter winds and highs back near 70. we'll hover close to 70 into the weekend, although more clouds return on
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weather should continue until wednesday.to day: mostly cloudy, cool, and windy. a few sprinkles are possible, mainly northeast. wind: n 15-25. high: 62 alo: 62 dbq: 59 iow: 63 tonight: turning mostly clear. wind: n 5-10. low: 48 alo: 46 dbq: 48 iow: 48 quite as windy. wind: n 10-20. high: 70 alo: 69 dbq: 69 iow: 71 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: n 5-10. low: 49 alo: 48 dbq: 49 iow: 50 friday: partly cloudy. high: 70 low: 49 saturday: mostly cloudy. high: 69 low: 52 sunday: partly cloudy. high: 72 low: 53 monday: partly cloudy. high: 74 low: 51 tuesday: partly cloudy. high: 78 low: 55 wednesday: chance of showers/storms. high: 73 low: 56 thursday: mostly cloudy. high: 71 low: 49 thanks justin. right now our coats for kids
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you care sponsors are still collecting new or gently used coats through friday. a full list of collection sites are online at kcrg dot com slash care. you can also make donations there. the coats will be given away at various distribution events next month. actor tom hanks has played military men in his long spanning career, and now he's helping military families. and another hollywood star is hitting a social media first. abc's jason nathanson has wrap. some people will do anything to get voters to the polls this november. well, singer katy perry is taking off everything to encourage young people to vote. in a video on the comedy website funny or die, perry rolls out bed and heads right to the polls in her pajamas. sot i've briefly scanned the constitution, and nowhere does it say you just can't fall out of bed and come to the polls in whatever state you woke up in," later in the polling
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is hauled off by police. the point of the rock the vote video is to get people to come and vote as they are but maybe not naked. academy award winner tom hanks spent tuesday in washington to announce the creation of the hidden heroes campaign. serving as campaign chair, the "sully" star said hidden heroes' goal is to assist the nearly six million military caregivers in the u-s. sot. tom hanks "bringing our country's hidden heroes, and that's what they are, heroes that are hidden out of sight... bringing them out of the shadows, and to honor their service... is a companion piece i think to welcoming home those who have served." hanks was joined at the launch event by former sen. elizabeth dole?. even though she's currently taking a break from social media, former disney princess selena gomez internet milestone. gomez's instagram account became the first to hit the 100-million follower mark. the pop star is now the most followed celebrity on the popular photo sharing site. the last photo she posted was an image of her on stage six weeks ago. gomez has been dealing with what she said was lupus-related depression that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles it's not just people impacted
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cedar rapids animal care and control took on pets which were evacuated from the flood zone. we'll talk to them about the flood impact next on t-v nine. the flood of 2016 hasn't just
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iowa, but also their pets. some hotels and shelters do not allow pets inside of their facilities, so what do you do with your beloved four legged friends? cedar rapids animal care and control is helping some
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webber is the program's manager - thanks for joining us. how many animals are you helping shelter? how is it going? have you had a lot more strays brought to your shelter because of the flood? and you're still adopting out animals, who do you have
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we'll be right back with another
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today the city of cedar rapids
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will be allowed to go home. the city is scaling back the flood evacuation zone. this map shows which roads are no longer part of the zone. other points of note today... the left lane is reopened to normal traffic on i- 380. and you're asked to still reduce your waste water use to help ease stress on the utility system. with the cedar river crested, crews are of the hesco walls put into place. people started work on the wall near the linn county sheriff's office this morning. as the river level continues to drop, more barriers, sandbags and dirt will be removed. flood waters continue to flucuate along the wapsipinicon river. it crested just south of anamosa at 22.8 feet this morning -- now it's about a foot lower. that's down from the earlier prediction of 24 feet. down river, olin is also experiencing flooding. one man can only get to his home
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today, governor terry branstad and lieutenant governor kim reynolds will get a first hand look at the damage along the cedar river. their first stop is in vinton will be starting right about now. from there, they'll head to palo at 1:30. and they'll wrap up their visit in cedar rapids. now, one last look at this morning's weather, justin. clouds, gusty winds, and cool temperatures - it's a fall day, no doubt. a few sprinkles are possible with highs barely getting above 60, and some will struggle to even do that. winds from the north will gust as high as 25 mph again. skies eventually clear tonight with lows returning to the 40s. sunshine is back again tomorrow withso winds and highs back near 70. we'll hover close to 70 into the weekend, although more clouds return on saturday. dry weather should continue until wednesday.to day: mostly cloudy, cool, and windy. a few sprinkles are possible, mainly northeast. wind: n 15-25. high: 62 alo: 62 dbq: 59 iow: 63 tonight: turning mostly clear. wind: n 5-10. low: 48 alo: 46 dbq: 48 iow: 48 tomorrow: mostly sunny. not quite as windy. wind: n 10-20. high: 70 alo: 69 dbq: 69 iow: 71 tom. night: partly cloudy. wind: n 5-10. low: 49 alo: 48 dbq: 49 iow: 50 friday: partly cloudy. high: 70 low: 49 saturday: mostly cloudy. high: 69 low: 52 sunday: partly cloudy. high:
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